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    • Members of the diplomatic community light candles to commemorate 25th anniversary of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. The Ivorian Minister of Animal and Fishery Resources, Kobenan Kouassi Adjoumani (centre left), and the Rwandan Ambassador to Côte d’Ivoire, Stanislas Kamanzi (centre right), are flanked by Lamin Barrow, Director, Joint Secretariat Support Office for the African Development Bank, African Union and the Economic Commission for Africa (left); and Oley Dibba-Wadda, Director of Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development (right), who represented the African Development Bank Group President, Akinwumi Adesina
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#Kwibuka25: African Development Bank marks the 25th commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda

In Rwanda and across the world, the commemoration is a moment of reflection on the past and a time to recommit to the pledge of “Never Again”

With poems, videos and a riveting testimony from a former Prosecutor General of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org), in collaboration with the Rwandan Embassy and the Rwandan community in Côte d’Ivoire, observed the 25th commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsis…

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Rwanda: The African Development Bank commemorates Kwibuka25

The event will be held at the Babacar Ndiaye Auditorium in the African Development Bank Headquarters on April 11thfrom 12:00 – 1:30pm GMT

Who: Rwandan Embassy in Côte d’Ivoire, Rwandan Community in Côte d’Ivoire and the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) What: Commemoration of the 25thAnniversary of the Genocide against the Tutsis in Rwanda When: Thursday, April 11, 2019, 12:00 – 1:30 PM Where: Babacar Ndiaye Auditorium, African Development Bank Headquarters, Avenue Joseph Anoma, 01 BP 1387 Abidjan…

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“Coding must be compulsory, at all levels. The currency of the future is going to be coding…We must democratize technology,” Adesina tells Mo Ibrahim Governance Week

Information technology must not be the exclusive privilege of the elite

African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) President Adesina, on Friday, pleaded for Africans to embrace technology, and governments to urgently move away from “investing in the jobs of the past, but rather in the jobs of the future. A future that is just around the corner.” Adesina was addressing a debateentitled: The New…

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African Legal Support Facility trains African lawyers on negotiating deals in key economic sectors

The workshop, co-organized with the African Business Law Firms Association (ABFLA) under the African Legal Support Facility Academy, was held in Accra, Ghana, from 14-15 February, 2019

The African Legal Support Facility (www.AfLSF.org) has completed a two-day workshop for African lawyers and government negotiators, aimed at strengthening their capacity to negotiate complex deals involving investments in key economic sectors. The workshop, co-organized with the African Business Law Firms Association (ABFLA) under  the African Legal Support Facility Academy,…

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African Union Summit: African Development Bank President Adesina holds bilateral meetings with H.M. King of Lesotho and President of Madagascar

Adesina commended President Rajoelina for his recent election and vision for his country

African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) President Akinwumi Adesina, held several high-level bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union. Adesina met with His Excellency Andrei Rajoelina, President of Madagascar and His Majesty Letsie III, King of Lesotho. With President Andrei Rajoelina of Madagascar, discussions focused…

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Rwanda: African Development Bank approves €115 million, providing 1.5 million people access to water

The new financing is to scale up the country’s largest water and sanitation sector investment program

The African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) Board has approved additional funding support of €115 million to Rwanda’s Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Program, enabling 1.5 million people to access improved, reliable and sustainable water supply services.   The funding will cover strategic cities and address water and sanitation challenges in areas with a low access rate…

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African Economic Conference (AEC2018): Moving the Africa Free Trade Area agreement ahead with quick win solutions

The African Continental Free Trade (AfCFTA) area aims to create a single continental market for goods and services, with free movement of business persons and investments

A total of 44 African nations signed the landmark African Continental Free Trade agreement earlier this year, with only 12 out of the required 22 countries ratifying the accord, but policy makers say there is time enough - and practical solutions - to move the process ahead. The African Continental…

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African Economic Conference (AEC) 2018: Africa must focus on its big resource - its young people, experts urge

Dr. Collier, Professor of Economics and Public Policy in the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford, was delivering a keynote address at the African Economic Conference 2018, hosted by the African Development Bank in Kigali, Rwanda

Professor Paul Collier, one of the world’s most influential development economists, warns that Africa’s “easy decade” of accelerated economic growth is coming to an end, and only accelerated job creation and integration will ensure sustainable growth and development across the continent. Dr. Collier, Professor of Economics and Public Policy in…

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Africa Economic Conference 2018 focusses on Africa Visa Openness and integration

The annual Africa Economic Conference is the continent’s leading forum fostering dialogue and knowledge exchange in the search for solutions to the development challenges of Africa

For millions of ordinary travellers, inter-African travel is still too often a nightmare. Be it border hassles, lack of road or air routes linking key cities, or the frustrations of being refused entry to a country because of visas, the end result is to curtail the free movement of people,…

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Media Advisory: 2018 African Economic Conference “Regional and Continental Integration for Africa’s Development”

The Conference is jointly organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB)

What: The 2018 African Economic Conference (AEC) will take place in Kigali, Rwanda, under the theme “Regional and Continental Integration for Africa’s Development”.  The Conference is jointly organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) (www.AfDB.org). …